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convincing win over republican challenger mitt romney in the 2012 election. aides say obama has immediately turned to the so-called fiscal cliff of $700 billion in expiring tax cuts and automatic spending reductions set to take effect at the end of the year. under the terms of last year's debt deal, obama and senate democrats must agree on a deficit reduction package with house republicans or face automatic cuts that will likely contract the economy. on wednesday, both senate majority leader harry reid and house speaker john boehner pledged to negotiate in good faith. >> the american people want us to work together. republicans and democrats want us to work together. they want a balanced approach to everything, but especially the situation we have dealing with this huge deficit and taxes that are part of that. >> there is an alternative to going over the fiscal cliff. it involves making real changes to the financial structure of entitlement programs and reforming our tax code to curb special interest loopholes and deductions. by working together and creating a simpler, cleaner tax code, we
51 to 63. republicans added one woman. in new hampshire, another first. the election of a female governor and two women to the house, makes it the first state to be led primarily by women. the classic women's issue -- reproductive rights also made history in this election becoming for the first time in decades a winning issue for democrats. >> so, congresswoman norton, what was the most historic aspect of the 2012 election? >> bonnie, the election of '12 was a strong echo of the election of 1992, the year of the woman election, except this time, women did double duty. they not only brought record numbers of women to congress, they pulled this president's election out of the fire. >> this election is as historic as the women's suffrage movement. they were fighting for their right to vote. this time we exercised our right to vote. when women come together, we have strength in numbers. >> this is the year when voters said enough is enough. when you look at the races, folks were saying they weren't so much voting for mccaskill or donnelly, they were voting against akin and mourdock i
election. >>> welcome to "nhk world newsline." >>> japanese leaders have spent weeks debating the possibility of an early election. now they have a date. they'll be going to the polls on sunday, december 16th. the prime minister will do this. they forged an agreement with the main opposition liberal democratic party. >> translator: we've decided to stop the campaign on december 4th and hold the election on the 16th. >> the acting secretary general of the democratic party announced the date after a meeting of senior government and party officials. the lead up to the decision played out on wednesday in the diet. noda debated theshingo leader. they said the ldp kept its part of the deal and helped the bills become law. the liberal democrats also agreed to back a bill to issue deficit covering bonds, but the prime minister added another condition. he demanded the ldp support a bill to reduce the number of seats in the lower house. ldp officials later announced they will cooperate with noda and the dpj. official campaigning for the general election starts on december 4th. jap be a
's presidential election with frank rich, the former ku near times writer. his piece in the magazine this week is called "fighting sea- fantasyland." he joins us tonight from new york. good to have you back on this program. >> great to be with you as always. thank you. tavis: i would want to start with the news of the day. there is so much news. congress is back in session for this lame duck session as it were. clearly, the top of the agenda for them and i suspect for the nation is how they keep the country from going over what has been referred to as the fiscal cliff. a lot easier to say then sequestration trade your thoughts on how serious both sides have to be or if in fact will be in coming to some grand bargain, some solution. these days following the election. >> they will be fairly serious. the first thing that has to happen is the republicans have to get over their shock of losing an election they thought they were going to win. we realize their leverage is rather limited. already we're seeing certainly that in the case of john boehner and the big question for everyone is whether or no
government which still considers the plant a dangerous drug? as the most expensive election in u.s. history comes to a close, we will talk about the issue facing more and more americans that rarely got a mention in the presidential campaign -- poverty. >> the problem is, obama himself no better than romney is still very much part of a system that has failed poor and working people. capitalism is not working for poor and working people in america. we have to bear witness to that. >> we will speak what dr. cornel west and pbs host tavis smiley. together they have written, "the rich and the rest of us: a poverty manifesto." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in chicago. the pentagon has confirmed that iran fired at a pilotless u.s. drone last week, but missed its target. pentagon spokesperson george little insisted the incident occurred in international, not iranian, airspace, and vowed that u.s. surveillance flights will continue. >> the incident occurred over international waters approximate
you, bill. >> bob, what will you remember about this election? >> well, the first thing i'll remember is the way people turned out to vote in this election in the face of tremendous voter suppression efforts. and i just think they've been really american heroes because they stood up and said, "you are not going to take the vote away from us." some people stood in line for six, seven and eight hours. some had been in areas that had been damaged by the storm. and i just think that they were there upholding democracy. so that's the first thing that i remember about it. >> they were also there making delicious pecan tarts. because when i voted, the kids in the school were selling baking goods, and they were having a great time of it. what will you remember? >> oh, that's a tough one to say. i think that for a lot of conservatives and a lot of republicans this was a very disappointing election that opened a lot of folks' eyes to some of the deeper changes that have happened in the country, much more so in some respects than the 2008 election -- which i think a lot of folks wrote off as a o
regains solid support among women voters just before the election. >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, the last-minute scuffle for voters: the ground game. early voting. cell phone polls and women voters dominated the final days of the presidential race. a late week "new york times" poll showed the gender gap re-emerge knowledge in president obama's favor. 52% of women and 44% of men support obama. while the g.o.p.'s mitt romney has 44% of women and 51% of men in his corner. women voters in battleground states are the coveted demographic according to two campaign experts. >> i think if you look at the president has done with the economy, it is very far reaching, just across the country women have access to capital to start small business, let's not forget his very, very first bill that he signed in to law was lily ledbetter fair pay act. it's a tremendous accomplishment. i think that shows his devotion and his commitment to women. >> first thing you have to ask is, what are women concerned
to win two terms in more than 100 years. a look at what this election means for the nation and president and for both parties with larry king. he continues to cover politics and more on his new show, "larry king now." join us for conversation about election night. coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: as we continue to digest the results of last night, i could not think of a better person to break down the results that a man who has covered so many of these. how many? since what year? >> on the broadcast of 1960. >> i was born in 1964. >> stop it. i was on the radio and television in 1960. it was the first televised debate. tavis: i remember this. >> nixon
-- that a well-oiled machine could take an office boy and have him elected to the senate. he was so far over his head when he became vice president and the president, he had a recurring nightmare that the secret service would tell him that result was dead. he knew that he was not up for it. -- that roosevelt was dead. he knew that he was not up for it. he is clearly not capable. he tells everybody he meets with for the first two weeks that it is a terrible mistake, that he is not big enough, not smart enough, that somebody else should really become president. they told them he had to bulk up and at least believe that he could be present for everybody would lose faith. unfortunately, he makes the wrong decision and almost every case. he falls in line with the british thinking, with his anti- suited hard-liners who say that the soviet union are breaking -- anti-soviet hard-liners who say that the soviet union are breaking all of their agreements. truman took this hard-line that the soviets were cheating and breaking their agreements and it took a steadily down the path toward confrontation, with r
of the next election, a statesman of the next gentlemen of the jury race said the theologian james clerk and you can't govern in poetry or pros. we want to raise this question. where is america 2012, 236 years after its birth and where is it going, the challenge of the next administration to both immediate and deep. no great country sustained its position without a strong economic foundation. the new president and new congress must deal with a fiscal cliff. partisan grid lock has present us from making hard decisions about where we need to stand and where we need to cut and how we bridge a growing economic inequity. while we remain the richest country of the world the economic order is rebalancing. economic powers are changing as we've seen to the response of the arab spring. defining east, demands between china and the united states and the realization it is not a zero sum game. there are problems that transcend are lationships, climate change global health and science. science and technology are giving us extraordinary insight who we are and how much we share. enormous power for both s
about america. this election is over but our principles endure. that i believe the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to renewed greatness. like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given all our to this campaign. (cheers and applause) i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> rose: the race revealed america's shifting fault lines. it was a national conversation carried out in a few battleground states. billions of dollars poured into the campaign as both sides sought to define the other as responsible for the country's economic and partisan gridlock. but when it became clear that the long race had ended, both candidates spoke of the need for moving past division. here is what the president said. >> and in the coming weeks and months i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both partie
and will be fully on board with that. >> can you say a little bit about the significance of obama's re-election last week? >> i think a lot of it depends not on what president obama does. there is some expectation he is suddenly going to reveal his to -- his true progressive self now that he is relieved from the re- election. i think this is fantasy thinking. i think we of seen the true obama. i think the question is, will the democratic party, specifically the progressive and liberal components, change its behavior from cheerleader, from blindly supportive partisan apparatchiks -- which is what they were in the first term -- cheering a matter how contrary what he did was to their values, into some kind of force for the fulfill their duties as citizens. which is to hold political leaders accountable. i think the first test will be this week, the budget fight. where is almost certainly the case that president obama will do what he already attempted to do, which is part of the crown jewels of liberalism, which are social security, medicare, for cuts come in order to pursue this grand bargain with the
. tavis: for more tonight on the election of 2012 and what it means beyond the results, i am pleased to be joined by amy goodman. she is the host of "democracy now!" and her new book is called "the silent majority." she joins us from new york. good to have you back on this program. >> it is great to be with you, tavis. tavis: there so as to talk about. your thoughts on what happened this week, giuliani presidential race and whether you were surprised by any of the results. >> i definitely thought that president obama would win. when you look at what mitt romney said along the way, when you looked at his actions, when you look at the 47%, i wondered if he would win, if his number would be 47%, talking about the people who would not vote for him. but president obama, now in his second term, i think presents us an extremely interesting challenge to many of the people who voted for him. i mean, you now have the community organizer in chief as the commander-in-chief. that started in 2008. the question is who does the community organizing now. i think president obama himself laid out the c
attacks? did he have the election in january in the back of his mind as well? >> i don't think it has anything to do with the election. in the short term, he got a lot of support. on the long run, and the election -- will have to wait another week, it might change. the atmosphere might be changed. we do not know if we should continue with this trial. it is only one day. we do not know what will happen tomorrow. tomorrow, there might be many more political problems. the election will be under the perception that we did not achieve our goals there. then we will lose the support that he got today. >> thank you very much for being with us. let's get the latest picture from inside gaza. our correspondent is there. john, what information can you bring us on the situation there today? >> you have been seeing the rocket arriving in israel this morning. we have actually seen a lot of israeli airstrikes as well within the last 15 minutes. a lot of explosions north of gaza city. that has been going on all morning. five palestinians were killed today. they are all hamas fighters, which brings the
have this mandate. the american people put-- re-elected me to fight for the middle class, yes and you can tell that-- you know, he hasn't said what he said when he was first elected that we've heard him say elections have consequences, but actions speak louder than words now. >> rose: we conclude this evening with the new film called "life of pi." >> i don't think there's a movie or book to make you believe in god as they advertise it. but i hope people believe in storytelling, and when you see this boy it is like a sign of god, say. directing him is much like directing, teaching him, but wake him up, reminding him-- seems like what he already knows from the previous lives. >> rose: the president's press conference and the "life of pi" next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> i'm al hunt of "bloomberg news" filling in for charlie rose from washington. we quinn if th evening with news from the white house. president obama heldaise first press conference since his reelection. he delivered a brief opening statement, emp
jinping. north korea state-run media quoted the telegram as saying xi's election to the post is an indication of the people's trust and expectations at a time when socialism is entering a new stage. the telegram said that kim believes the friendly ties between china and north korea will become stronger, as desired by the people of both countries. china is north korea's biggest ally. the economic ties between the two countries, including trade and investment, have strengthened in recent years. north korea wants to rebuild its economy with china's kropsi cooperation. attention is focused on when kim will schedule talks with the new leaders. >>> the eurozone economic shrank from july to september compared to the previous three months. this is a decline for the second quarter in a row. this also means the common currency block slid into a recession. the european union's data office released the preliminary figure of gross domestic product for the third quarter of this year. it fell 0.1% from the previous three months. among the 17 nations in the eurozone, portugal's gdp fell 0.8%
. speaking on msnbc, independent senator bernie sanders of vermont said the 2012 elections signaled a rejection of the republican agenda. >> the middle class of this country say, yes, we have to do deficit reduction but don't cut social security, don't cut medicare, don't cut medicaid. there are ways to balance the budget which is fair. they have to understand they lost and that the wishes of the majority of the people in this country prevail. >> will have on the so-called fiscal cliff talks later in the broadcast. the scandal that has brought down cia director david petraeus is down staring general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. the pentagon says the fbi has uncovered thousands of potentially inappropriate emails between allen and jill kelley, the woman who complained of harassment from petraeus' lover, paula broadwell. her complaint to the fbi led to the discovery of broadwell and petraeus's relationship, prompting his resignation on friday. allen succeeded petraeus in afghanistan last year. the pentagon says allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan
, is having a conversation with scientists, engineers, and elected officials to find out what more can we do to make short-term progress in reducing carbons, and then working through an education process that i think it is necessary, a conversation across the country, about what realistically can do long term. >> despite hard to take action on climate change, obama said he will not advance any environmental policy that override economic concerns. >> there is no doubt that for us to take on climate change and a serious way would involve making some tough political choices. understandably, i think the american people right now have been so focused and will continue to focus on our economy and jobs and growth that if the message is somehow we're going to ignore jobs and growth, simply to address climate change, i don't think anyone is going to go for that. i won't go for that. >> president obama will be in new york today to view the damage on staten island from superstorm sandy. also during his news conference yesterday, obama said he would refuse to accept any extension of the bush era tax cut
to become a war president. remember the education president? that got blown up by a war. obama was elected on a domestic agenda. he wants to be the guy you gotta side of iraq and afghanistan. and did not destroy his domestic agenda. lbj hasted great domestic agenda and had -- had this great domestic agenda but was ruined as a president by the vietnam war. when you walk into the oval office, president obama looks up and he sees the vietnam general walking hand. you are his worst nightmare. i am here to ruin your presidency. i think is a hard problem. the media does not want to pay attention. we just have a presidential campaign with the war in afghanistan hardly mentioned. i would be appalled if i were a parent who had a kid in afghanistan. what does that say about us? we're putting our kids out there. it says we are not taking our wars seriously. we're fighting for them but we're fighting them with a casual air against. if you're going to go to work pay some -- war, pay some damn attention. the sense of not having skin in the game in this country, it really bothers me. tavis: that is a so
obama back on familiar territory after his election triumph, but staring over a cliff with the countries finances. king of the road -- wiggins, toward france champion, knocked off of his bike. >> welcome to beijing where the process of installing the man who will lead this nation of 1.3 billion people over the next 10 years has begun. thousands of delegates from the communist party, the only party allowed here, of course, have gathered at the great hall of the people up the road. it comes at a crucial time. china's meteoric economic rise has meant a better life for hundreds of millions of people. but also creating huge inequalities. the outgoing president hu jintao admitted corruption was still a big problem and he says the failure to tackle it could prove failed -- fail to the party. here is our beijing correspondent, martin patients. >> they came from across china, hand-picked delegates from the communist party more than 80 million strong. the opening of the party congress marks the start for china's leadership change. it is political theater on a grand scale and designed to showcase u
the election. as head of the cia, petraeus oversaw the agency's use of drones for targeted killings abroad and had recently pushed the white house to push for a major expansion for the agency's drone fleet. petraeus also oversaw the search of troops over president bush and also commanded coalition troops in afghanistan. in a letter to the cia, petraeus said of the extra marital affair, "such behavior is unacceptable as a husband and a leader of an organization such as ours." in news from afghanistan, a british shoulder -- soldier has been shot by an insider wearing an afghan uniform. international forces returned fire, killing a member of the afghan army. it is not clear whether the man they killed was the original shooter. more than 60 soldiers with the u.s.-led note -- into a coalition have been killed this year. meanwhile, 10 afghan civilians died in three separate roadside bomb attacks over the weekend. the dead included a family returning home from the hospital with their newborn baby. more than a dozen afghan witnesses and victims testified over the weekend as part of a hearing to de
marijuana. >> as well as voting in the presidential election last week, voters in colorado and washington state also made another important decision. they opted to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in defiance of federal law. while advocates of the move celebrated the decision, the several leaders in central america it has created an untenable situation. they say they are being urged by washington to direct their troops and resources towards the fight against drug cartels, only to see those operations undermined by a drug policy in the u.s. the mexican president was among those calling for more clarity. >> there's the need to deeply analyze the social implications for our countries due to the ongoing processes at local and state levels in some countries in our continent which allow the production, consumption and legal distribution of marijuana. >> this is undoubtedly a headache for mr. obama. his administration has yet to make clear how it intends to impose federal law prohibitting the use of the drug on colorado and washington state. they stopped short of saying it might relax
diplomatic tour since re-election. the four-day trip will include the first visit to myanmar by a sitting american president. the white house says obama's tour of southeast asia will take place between november 17th and 20th. besides myanmar, the u.s. president will visit thailand and cambodia. obama is scheduled to hold talks with myanmar president thein sein. the talks will likely focus on democratic reforms. he'll also meet with opposition leader aung san suu kyi. in cambodia obama will attend the east asia summit. one of the top items will be territorial disputes over islands in the south china sea involving china, philippines, vietnam among other country. the u.s. administration said last year it should shift its diplomatic and security focus to the asia pacific region. obama will be keen to reassure leaders his position remains unchanged. >>> the united states has launched a protest with iran after several iranian warplanes attacked a u.s. military drone. the pentagon says the attack occurred last thursday in international aerospace over the persian gulf. >> unarmed, unmanned mq 1 m
reacting? >> you are absolutely right. he was elected on an anti- austerity drive. he has really been a big supporter in the first six months, so i think that the demonstrations, we are expecting a big one on the left bank. it will mean more than it does in terms of a confrontation with the government. you will see unemployment figures that are staggering across europe today. the case is similar here in paris. of course, this does concern people. but he is facing a dilemma. he asked to honor his commitment to europe and the markets. why does that matter? today they have announced that because they have record low interest rates on 10-year bonds, compare well to those in germany, they say only 2 billion of the money going to reducing the debt, if they started to waver on the reforms they had been promising, those levels would start to rise, and if that happened it would be europe's problem, as well as france's problem. >> there is still talk of an exit. >> i think more people are more concerned with here today, they are concerned with expressing their anger over what is going on. gathering i
, through a formal channel, informal channel before the election that people just kind of sat on and then it went in a more formal chain of command way, they acted instantly once he heard about it. was there something before then, as john said a minute ago, in this full scale investigation that will be a key question. >> i agree about why it didn't make its way up the chain of command. however, in some of these cases there are people inside the whitehouse that make sure the president is inoculated from learning, exactly. so usually it's the whitehouse chief of staff who does that. i think there's a question about whether there was someone in the whitehouse that knew about it and there was a political decision given that this was two weeks, a week out from the whitehouse a couple days whenever then they knew about it, to not tell the president for possible deniability for that very reason which could certainly have happened. >> rose: this is what's interesting. john miller sitting here with us worked for general clacker, the dni as they say. >> i was the deputy of foreign anal
on the re-election of the u.s. president, barack obama, to put more pressure on president assad. many people here feel syria's main ally, russia, would find a solution to the crisis. >> the anglican church has a new leader. after a lengthy appointment process, the former oil company executive and current bishop of durham, justin welby, has been officially announced as the new archbishop of canterbury. he'll take the top job at the end of the year from dr. rowan williams. a short time ago, he told reporters he supports the ordination of women bishops, but he's backing the house of bishops' earlier statement which objected to same-sex marriage. >> i support the house of bishop statement in the summer in answer to the government's consultation on same-sex marriage. but i also know i need to listen very attentively to the lgbt communities and examine my own thinking carefully and prayerfully. i am alza verse to the language of exclusion. ove in the same way as jesus christ loves us. above all, in the church we need to create safe spaces for these issues to be discussed in honesty and in love. >>
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